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by Hitoruna
Sat Jan 18, 2014 10:50 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Safe with over s/170k stolen in Miraflores Dpto
Replies: 5
Views: 1019

Re: Safe with over s/170k stolen in Miraflores Dpto

chi chi wrote:
I am amazed that you can pay anything with cash in Peru. You can even pay cars and homes with cash.



Why? in times of my grandfather, cash was the way honest people paid. Credit was just for crooks and dishonest ones...
by Hitoruna
Wed Jan 08, 2014 7:50 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Let me shake your hand!
Replies: 10
Views: 1397

Re: Let me shake your hand!

Oh mine, you know that you dont ** have to ** kiss the cheek when cheek kissing... :roll: only little kids do that hahaha :lol: cheek kissing just means holding your cheek close to the other cheek that is all , it is more of a pretending (of course in a "solapa" way- look that in the dicti...
by Hitoruna
Wed Jan 08, 2014 7:44 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Wine consulting and tutored tastings
Replies: 29
Views: 4432

Re: Wine consulting and tutored tastings

It is obvius that I can not write a comprehensive review of wines of every country here both because I dont have the space and the knowledge, so what Sergio and Tony writes is true. But I am talking about my own statistical experience. I have had the worst hangovers with chilean wine. (and I was not...
by Hitoruna
Tue Jan 07, 2014 7:46 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Wine consulting and tutored tastings
Replies: 29
Views: 4432

Re: Wine consulting and tutored tastings

if you enjoy chilean wine then it means you know nothing about wine... yuck

The best wines are italian and french. Followed by some Californian

as much as I love my country I have to recognize that our wines are not at par... some are ok, but not really the marvelous experience of an italian wine.
by Hitoruna
Thu Dec 19, 2013 8:50 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Lechon or Turkey?
Replies: 7
Views: 1230

Re: Lechon or Turkey?

chi chi wrote:
Hitoruna wrote:KFC :shock:


Fair play to you.

Enjoy.

If I were happen to be in Lima at Christmas eve, I will hop into the Mac.


no really, japanese people believe that is the "traditional" fare for christmas :) You even have to make reservations :wink:
(they even dress the colonel as santa) :idea:
by Hitoruna
Thu Dec 19, 2013 7:57 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Lechon or Turkey?
Replies: 7
Views: 1230

Re: Lechon or Turkey?

KFC :shock:
by Hitoruna
Tue Dec 17, 2013 7:21 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Starbucks vs ...
Replies: 26
Views: 2968

Re: Starbucks vs ...

It's also a well know fact that, due to their extortionate prices, Starbucks are places where wealthier people hang out. As a consiquence they are often targeted by armed gangs, especially at this time of the year. http://www.peruthisweek.com/news-lima-starbucks-robbed-in-magdalena-101027 It is not...
by Hitoruna
Mon Dec 09, 2013 11:12 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Hyperinflation of late 80's/early 90's and...
Replies: 4
Views: 781

Re: Hyperinflation of late 80's/early 90's and...

in that time, if you wanted to buy say a TV you had to buy it there and then. If you said to the vendor "well ok I like it, let me just go home and get the money" he would say "well no, by the time you come back the price would have changed" I remember also we were all millonaire...
by Hitoruna
Sun Dec 08, 2013 7:41 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: 19 reasons you should probably up and move to Lima, Peru
Replies: 16
Views: 2749

Re: 19 reasons you should probably up and move to Lima, Peru

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/peru/130819/19-reasons-love-lima-peru Obviously the writer of this has never experienced garua and I liked the fact he said Lima was a great place to cycle... that made me laugh. Well, garua is not that bad... Anyway, I liked the article. eve...
by Hitoruna
Tue Dec 03, 2013 7:24 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Introduce Yourself!
Replies: 937
Views: 215737

Re: Good place!

Hi, Im a new member here, and luckly, found this place. Im from Japan, living in Lima at this moment. And am doing teaching Japanese. Now looking for friends who share good time playing misic, singing, doing yoga, or whatever :) I like being the nature, so if someone know the good place to relax, I...
by Hitoruna
Tue Nov 19, 2013 12:49 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: What's Missing?
Replies: 86
Views: 15799

Re: What's Missing?

Hito The Thai place is in Chacarilla, it is called Siam. It is VERY good, although I cannot judge how close to authentic thai it actually is. I agree, we are missing a lot of Asian, that are not Chinese or Jap, or better said... Chifa and comida nikkei. Argidd thanks! I ve heard about Siam. checked...
by Hitoruna
Mon Nov 18, 2013 9:47 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Safer alternatives to Trujillo
Replies: 16
Views: 2282

Re: Safer alternatives to Trujillo

btw, how about Tacna??
by Hitoruna
Mon Nov 18, 2013 9:45 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Safer alternatives to Trujillo
Replies: 16
Views: 2282

Re: Safer alternatives to Trujillo

ironchefchris wrote:Nothing quite says "upmarket" like KFC.


Can you believe where I live they think KFC is Christmas dinner... :roll: :?
by Hitoruna
Mon Nov 18, 2013 9:13 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: What's Missing?
Replies: 86
Views: 15799

Re: What's Missing?

I think this sumed up why i struggle with food here in Peru. I'm not saying the food is bad, i just get sick to death of the same type of food day in day out which is boiled rice with a side plate of boiled chicken. I guess my reply to the original post of what's missing in Peru.........variety! Ar...
by Hitoruna
Fri Nov 08, 2013 3:31 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: What's Missing?
Replies: 86
Views: 15799

Re: What's Missing?

Goin back to the original post, I think what is missing is good thai or vietnamese...(well ok, maybe more Thai :D ) food. I have heard of only one place and dont know if it is good...

Being a big fan of thai food, I would like to take my parents there... :)
by Hitoruna
Thu Nov 07, 2013 12:46 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Other South Americans Dislike Peruvians?
Replies: 19
Views: 5659

Re: Other South Americans Dislike Peruvians?

Why do people from other South American countries especially dislike Peruvians?? ...more than other country less visible today, Ecuadorians (of course generalizing) dislike Peruvians for historical reasons (wars in the 40s where Peru took over 50% of their territory (mostly Loreto) and the short wa...
by Hitoruna
Tue Nov 05, 2013 4:31 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: What's Missing?
Replies: 86
Views: 15799

Re: What's Missing?

two things to remember if opening a "lunch" place 1) Peruvians consider lunch the MAIN meal of the day. It is not just something to keep you until dinner 2) Rice IS NOT a side dish, but an indispensable part of a lunch. Sandwichs are not lunch. Any meal without rice is incomplete, just &q...
by Hitoruna
Thu Oct 24, 2013 8:12 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: What's Missing?
Replies: 86
Views: 15799

Re: What's Missing?

two things to remember if opening a "lunch" place 1) Peruvians consider lunch the MAIN meal of the day. It is not just something to keep you until dinner 2) Rice IS NOT a side dish, but an indispensable part of a lunch. Sandwichs are not lunch. Any meal without rice is incomplete, just &qu...
by Hitoruna
Wed Oct 23, 2013 6:54 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Quechua
Replies: 7
Views: 1137

Re: Quechua

Wow your wife is native speaker? That s wonderful! I think Demetrio Tupac Yupanqui gives classes of quechua, but I am not sure, maybe you can google it. Be warned that Quechua is not yet standarized so maybe it could happen you learn the Qosqo one and your wife talk a different one? where is she fro...
by Hitoruna
Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:28 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Eating in restaurants, cooking at home
Replies: 14
Views: 2188

Re: Eating in restaurants, cooking at home

Wow, where do you eat thai in Lima? I am wanting to take my parents there ....
by Hitoruna
Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:17 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Guns and you - the psychology behind...
Replies: 20
Views: 1806

Re: Guns and you - the psychology behind...

Before replying you, I will point that you have a bad, very bad habit. Putting words in other peoples mouths with malicious intent. It is not a good habit and makes your argument dishonest so stop doing it if you want to continue the "dialogue". I will forgive you this time. Now to your re...
by Hitoruna
Sun Oct 20, 2013 11:19 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Food gifts from Peru when traveling
Replies: 5
Views: 766

Re: Food gifts from Peru when traveling

Chocolates Sublime, anything with Lucuma, Maca... Chicha Morada, the real Inka Kola...
by Hitoruna
Sun Oct 20, 2013 11:14 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Guns and you - the psychology behind...
Replies: 20
Views: 1806

Re: Guns and you - the psychology behind...

Remember Yoshihiro Hattori



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yoshihiro_Hattori


a stupid, fearful, or hypersensitive "Law abiding citizen" with a gun paranoid against "criminals" is more dangerous than a criminal.
by Hitoruna
Sun Oct 20, 2013 11:08 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Guns and you - the psychology behind...
Replies: 20
Views: 1806

Re: Guns and you - the psychology behind...

You do not discuss. You choke the discussion. armed people without a sense of humor... danger will robinson :mrgreen: I do not make assumptions – I asked questions. If you think that something that I say or ask is wrong: let me know your reasons. If you think that your assumptions are right: let me...
by Hitoruna
Sun Oct 20, 2013 8:55 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Feeling no attachment to your own culture
Replies: 34
Views: 4841

Re: Feeling no attachment to your own culture

It is not so much of a matter of pride or love but a matter of liberating one-self from the anormalities in our culture. By the way, is there an Scot around here? I would like to inquire if there is any connotation to the word "Highlander" to you? Maybe we can see how other countries feel ...
by Hitoruna
Sun Oct 20, 2013 8:47 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: What do you drink? And where do you drink?
Replies: 16
Views: 2412

Re: What do you drink? And where do you drink?

Anyone who thinks peruvian beer is crappy is simply crazy :twisted: Anyway, I like beer on tap (only one glass), sometimes usually peruvian (if I can get it), japanese, or german beer. Cuzquena negra is the best, once you drink that , you can never go back to Guiness... Other than that, I enjoy Pisc...
by Hitoruna
Sun Oct 20, 2013 8:34 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Guns and you - the psychology behind...
Replies: 20
Views: 1806

Re: Guns and you - the psychology behind...

All this discussion is already flawed since it is based on a WRONG assumption: That society is divided between "criminals" (bad bad guys) and "law abiding citizens" (spotless models of perfection). Only "criminals" commit crimes and "law abiding citizens" are ...
by Hitoruna
Tue Oct 15, 2013 7:04 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Feeling no attachment to your own culture
Replies: 34
Views: 4841

Re: Feeling no attachment to your own culture

there is something I dont understand. He was dark skinned but he "cholea" people. So what was he? a cholo? a black dude? On the other hand he was from the new rich but he tried to keep the new rich in their place?? :| btw, I was called cholo or serrano when child too. Are you not? why did...
by Hitoruna
Tue Oct 15, 2013 7:02 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Feeling no attachment to your own culture
Replies: 34
Views: 4841

Re: Feeling no attachment to your own culture

Morph I understand how painful chilhood experiences can be but understand that you have just escaped from them now. You live in the US but you have not liberated yourself from the atmosphere from where you were brought up. Free yourself! I also live in another country, and one of the reasons why I l...
by Hitoruna
Tue Oct 15, 2013 12:52 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Decent beer in Lima - Found!
Replies: 16
Views: 3799

Re: Decent beer in Lima - Found!

OMG I have tried Chimay and it was frankly disgusting... :( drinkable but disgusting Really? Chimay is a world class Belgium ale. Well, everyone has different tastes. You must be into lagers. What's your favorite? oh dont get me wrong, Belgium Beers are excellent! I really enjoyed them... Only once...
by Hitoruna
Tue Oct 15, 2013 12:43 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Feeling no attachment to your own culture
Replies: 34
Views: 4841

Re: Feeling no attachment to your own culture

there is something I dont understand. He was dark skinned but he "cholea" people. So what was he? a cholo? a black dude? On the other hand he was from the new rich but he tried to keep the new rich in their place?? :| btw, I was called cholo or serrano when child too. Are you not? why did ...
by Hitoruna
Mon Oct 14, 2013 8:05 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Feeling no attachment to your own culture
Replies: 34
Views: 4841

Re: Feeling no attachment to your own culture

haha I was replying to morph but well yes,... you too :) Anyway, pitucos in Peru are so tiring. and why would I need to go to their beaches in Asia or their clubs? I have swam in every ocean in the world including nice resorts in Bali, Phuket and Guam, and I dont need the hassle to "fit in"...
by Hitoruna
Mon Oct 14, 2013 7:57 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Mixed Couple - USA & Peru
Replies: 28
Views: 3069

Re: Mixed Couple - USA & Peru

BBB We peruvians like to tell scary stories about Peru to foreigners, it is quite hilarious. I remember once there was even one ( totally fictional ) story published in a magazine, about how 2 supposedly terrorist operatives from the middle east came to make a bombing in Peru. The poor dudes suffere...
by Hitoruna
Mon Oct 14, 2013 7:41 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Learning to love lima
Replies: 34
Views: 3198

Re: Learning to love lima

How about eating a little more rice? :mrgreen:


(runs away before getting hit by tomatoes, potatoes, empty cans...)
by Hitoruna
Mon Oct 14, 2013 7:28 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Feeling no attachment to your own culture
Replies: 34
Views: 4841

Re: Feeling no attachment to your own culture

That is what you get for hanging out with Pitucos... :wink:

Then again, it is not your fault. you got a good education right?

Think it this way, now in the US, you got better opportunities and will be able to do things better than them.
by Hitoruna
Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:56 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Short trip from LIM-TACNA--> Arica, Chile
Replies: 5
Views: 2202

Re: Short trip from LIM-TACNA--> Arica, Chile

And while you are there in Tacna, try a very nice "Picante a la Tacnena" with some local wine :wink:
by Hitoruna
Mon Sep 30, 2013 2:44 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: How to set up an IT consultancy/startup in Lima?
Replies: 8
Views: 2071

Re: How to set up an IT consultancy/startup in Lima?

This is really good info. Thansk Victmanu!
by Hitoruna
Mon Sep 30, 2013 2:36 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Guns and you - the psychology behind...
Replies: 20
Views: 1806

Re: Guns and you - the psychology behind...

A simple "I am very sorry for calling you a criminal out of the blue and for no reason whatsoever, I promise not to do it again." would have sufficed. Thank you :roll: :mrgreen:
by Hitoruna
Sat Sep 28, 2013 10:38 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Gun violence in America.
Replies: 84
Views: 9704

Re: Gun violence in America.

In the end, all I am sayin is that if some "law abiding" idiot gets angry I prefer him to be unarmed than holding a pistol with which his idiocy can cause some real harm. Why should anybody get angry with you???? Nonetheless, if THIS is your opinion about law abiding people and your kind ...
by Hitoruna
Sat Sep 28, 2013 8:11 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Gun violence in America.
Replies: 84
Views: 9704

Re: Gun violence in America.

try? Ignorance of other countries culture I would call that. If only some logic would be applied it could be understood. You see US people have seen a communist government in power in their rival the USSR. Therefore they relate State, Army= communism. In our countries, in contrast, communists were u...
by Hitoruna
Fri Sep 27, 2013 11:16 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Gun violence in America.
Replies: 84
Views: 9704

Re: Gun violence in America.

blahblahblah In the end, all I am sayin is that if some "law abiding" idiot gets angry I prefer him to be unarmed than holding a pistol with which his idiocy can cause some real harm. Ho Hum, Ho Hum, Yawn, Yawn, Yawn. Another gun control debate initiated by a bunch of Liberal, Pacifistic, ...
by Hitoruna
Thu Sep 26, 2013 11:31 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Gun violence in America.
Replies: 84
Views: 9704

Re: Gun violence in America.

personally I fear more a "law abiding citizen" that gets angry with me because of alcohol or because he thinks I slept with his wife and gets his stupid revenge using a gun. The best reasons why there should be controls over guns It would be interesting to know where your fear from law ab...
by Hitoruna
Wed Sep 25, 2013 11:55 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Gun violence in America.
Replies: 84
Views: 9704

Re: Gun violence in America.

Another thing I noticed while traveling in the US (and reading about it) is the kind of feeling some people have there toward guns. They "love" them. They play with them, they think it is "cool", they talk about it, caress them and multiple other ridiculous things. I remember whe...
by Hitoruna
Wed Sep 25, 2013 11:43 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Gun violence in America.
Replies: 84
Views: 9704

Re: Gun violence in America.

I dont know... people say that on one side there are criminals and on the other side "law abiding citizens" personally I fear more a "law abiding citizen" that gets angry with me because of alcohol or because he thinks I slept with his wife and gets his stupid revenge using a gun...
by Hitoruna
Wed Sep 25, 2013 11:36 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Your first Peru experience?
Replies: 15
Views: 2522

Re: Your first Peru experience?

Humans are adaptive animals. One learn to live among bombs, murders and blackouts. I live those years when I was a child and I am sure my parents found it harsh. But I was a happy child and then teenager. The most horrendous thing I saw was the mutiny at el sexto when criminals burn a guy and killed...
by Hitoruna
Mon Sep 16, 2013 9:00 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Tramites
Replies: 3
Views: 557

Tramites

Hello everybody

Question

How do you say "tramites" in english. For example "Estoy haciendo tramites en la municipalidad"
"Tengo que hacer tramites en el ministerio"

something like that... Would appreciate the help :o
by Hitoruna
Tue Sep 10, 2013 9:17 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: classism
Replies: 5
Views: 590

Re: classism

Yeah, we are such idiots. One of the reasons why I like gringos and asians. They dont have that mental "tara" that we have. (beware though that when those foreigners set down in Peru and make family, some or many become worse! just look where do some pitucos come from, some were humble far...
by Hitoruna
Mon Sep 09, 2013 2:56 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Adjusting to Peruvian Culture...and Hating It
Replies: 28
Views: 3645

Re: Adjusting to Peruvian Culture...and Hating It

People talk all the time about "cutting the line" have things changed so much since I left? I remember that when someone cut the line, we use to shout "oe oe la cola!" and if he didnt quit "conchudo!" btw, getting angry about the idiocy of a new country is usual. The ne...
by Hitoruna
Sun Sep 08, 2013 12:45 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Making a living in Peru without a visa or job.
Replies: 29
Views: 5368

Re: Making a living in Peru without a visa or job.

Libertarian, uh? Thank you for the laugh :mrgreen: I have been called many things in my life from communist to autoritarian but libertarian is the first time. I ll add that to my collection. :wink: But I am not a libertarian. I am just a realist. When was the last time you tried to do something with...
by Hitoruna
Sat Sep 07, 2013 1:48 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Making a living in Peru without a visa or job.
Replies: 29
Views: 5368

Re: Making a living in Peru without a visa or job.

I agree completely with you on the goal . However I think your approach is lacking. You see, your view of the "apoyo estatal" is one of the past. It was characteristic of my uncle's time, but now younger generations dont think like that (and they are correct in not thinking like that) Read...

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